What you need to know
- A new round of previews for FromSoftware's Elden Ring have arrived.
- New information about the game includes the challenging Legacy Dungeons.
- There's also in-depth info on where Elden Ring falls compared to the Dark Souls games and the faster-paced Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.
- Elden Ring is slated to arrive on Jan. 21, 2022.
Speaking with Washington Post, FromSoftware explained several of the key features that players can look forward to in the game. While most of Elden Ring allows players to fast travel from any point and summon their horse, there are exceptions in the form of Legacy Dungeons. These are designed as more difficult experiences that players can't fast travel out of, such as a huge castle that is evidently remiscent of Boletarian Palace in Demon's Souls.
Jumping and stealth return from Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice however, the guarding action is no longer the precision, rhythm-based timing of FromSoftware's 2019 adventure and is instead more in line with the traditional Dark Souls games. Also like the Dark Souls games, there will be a hub area with a woman who'll help players to level up.
The successor to Dark Souls
Elden Ring...oh, Elden Ring!
Elden Ring is FromSoftware's next fantasy epic, featuring a focus on open-ended design in a universe created by both FromSoftware president Hidetaka Miyazaki and A Song of Ice and Fire author George R. R. Martin.
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